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Optifab, North America’s largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition, will return to the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center Oct. 18-21. The biennial event, organized jointly by SPIE and the American Precision Optics Manufacturing Association (APOMA), showcases the latest technologies in optics manufacturing. Jessica DeGroote Nelson of Optimax and Blair Unger of N2 Imaging Systems will...
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Phase II of new grant awarded realizes promise of entangled photons toward faster, more secure computing systems Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and national photonic device company, AdvR Inc., built a quantum chip prototype that is bridging today’s traditional fiber optic networks with the future—quantum computing networks. By better entangling, or integrating, the two types...
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In an online event on 30 September, Luminate NY, the business accelerator centered in Rochester, NY, USA, announced the winners of its fourth graduating class of emerging companies in optics, photonics and imaging (OPI). The five companies tapped by the program will receive a total of more than US$2 million in follow-on funding to further support their business...
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PRESENTED AT THE 21st ANNUAL MEETING OF NEW YORK PHOTONICS, SEPTEMBER 23rd Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club, Rochester, NY ROCHESTER, NY, September 23, 2021 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RPPC) / New York Photonics honored five leaders in education, business, and the public sector, for their contributions to New York State’s optics and...
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Pack-Smart, Toronto-based company, is getting ready to move operations into Rochester. The company will also make changes to a building already developed for some high-tech businesses. Pack-Smart manufactures hardware and software used in applications that help provide security to a variety of businesses in the pharmaceutical, e-commerce and telecom industries. Pack-Smart’s plans include moving its...
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(September 21, 2021) Rochester, NY – GS Plastic Optics (GSPO), a Rochester NY based manufacturer of precision polymer optics, has been awarded the contract to produce optical components for a COVID-19 antibody testing platform developed by LightDeck Diagnostics, a Boulder-based diagnostic-testing company. LightDeck was recently awarded a $35.1 million contract to increase production capacity for...
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Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Luminate NY—the world’s largest business accelerator for startup companies that have optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled applications—is now accepting applications for round five of the innovative program. The accelerator brings visionary companies to the Finger Lakes Region to leverage a rich ecosystem of resources to speed the commercialization...
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come. The five-year, $25 million Science and Technology Center grant will found the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on...
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Research at the University at Buffalo has explored the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) — structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena. In a published paper, Buffalo engineering researcher Qiaoqiang Gan defined how light interacts with microscale concave interfaces. Future applications for the technology, he said, could include aiding...
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An experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has triggered ignition for the first time. Ignition is the process that amplifies energy output from nuclear fusion and that could provide an avenue for clean energy, as well as provide answers to many long-held questions in physics. In the Aug. 8...
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New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.

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